School: Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Discover How History Shapes Our Present and Future

As a Social Studies major you will explore the richness of past cultures and their impact on today’s society. You will begin to uncover the culturally-grounded assumptions that have influenced the perception and behavior of people in the past and how those assumptions have shaped your own identity and behavior.

Through your course work, you will learn to effectively locate and analyze primary and secondary sources relevant to historical inquiry. You will research and present your own interpretations of the past in a variety of personal and professional contexts.

Your degree in Social Studies prepares you to teach secondary education when combined with our Master of Arts in Teaching 4.5 program.

A Degree in Social Studies Prepares Graduates For a Career In:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Middle/High School Education (With the MAT 4.5)
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Writing

As a Social Studies major, your internship will provide you with the experience, training, and professional skills you need to begin your career or apply to graduate programs.

Program Requirements

(In addition to Warner Pacific Core Studies Requirements)
Social Studies Core Courses
(43 credits; 18 credits in residence)
PSY 140/141 | General Psychology | 3 credits
PS 140 | American Government | 3 credits
SOC 140 | Principles of Sociology | 3 credits
EC 203 | Economics | 3 credits
HIS 206 | Immigration and the Borderlands
OR Other course in U.S. History | 3 credits
HIS 221 | Apartheid and Genocide
OR HIS 222 | Latin American Politics and Social Change
OR Other course in World History | 3 credits
SOC/HIS 340 | Race and Ethnic Relations | 3 credits
HIS/URB 370 | History of the American City | 3 credits
HUM 385 | Critical and Cultural Theory | 3 credits
PS/SOC 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy
OR PS/SS 355 | International Relations
OR PS 315 | Government in States and Communities | 3 credits
SS 351 | Cultural Anthropology | 3 credits
OR SS 353 | Cultural Diversity | 3 credits
SS 393 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics
OR EDPSY 395 | Observation, Assessment, and Evaluation | 3-4 credits
ED 260 | Human Development and Learning Theory
OR HD 330 and PSY 420
OR HD 311 and HD 312 and PSY 420 | 4-9 credits
ED 515U and 535U
OR HUM 391/392/393 | Humanities Internship
OR PSY 392/393 | Junior Internship | 3-5 credits

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